Plowman, Sidney James ('Jim')

Born 13 December 1934 (Melbourne, Victoria)
Died 03 May 2007.
Parents: Sidney, medical practitioner and farmer, and Marjorie Fulton Salter
Marriage: 19 Dec 1970 Prudence Sophie Manifold; 3d. 1s.
Occupation: Farmer and grazier
Religion: Church of England
Education: Mt Eliza State School, Geelong Grammar School

Career: Executive trainee Melbourne civil engineering firm five years; National Service 1955; employed Papua-New Guinea coffee plantation and timber milling three years; served Papua-New Guinea Volunteer Rifles 1957-1959; jackeroo Queensland and New South Wales; managed properties including Malcolm Fraser's Nareen; owned own property Benalla; moved to Glenburn 1964, fat lambs, wool, beef cattle; Aust. Admin Staff College Course AC 56; member Victorian Farmers and Graziers Association. Yea shire councillor 1970-1973

Party: Liberal Party
Party Note: Joined Benalla Branch 1959

House Electorate Start *   End *  
MLAEvelyn19 May 1973 2 April 1982Defeated
MLAEvelyn2 March 1985 17 September 1999Retired

Inaugural speech

Appointments: Speaker 1979-1982, 1996-99. Minister Assisting the Treasurer on State Owned Enterprises, Minister for Energy and Minerals 1992-96. Shadow Minister for Energy and Minerals 1990-92. Trustee Cos Bill committee 1973-1974. Public Servants Ethical Conduct committee 1974-1976. Conservation of Energy Resources committee 1976-1979. Printing, Library, Standing Orders and House committees 1979-1982.
Condolence speeches - Legislative Assembly
Condolence speeches - Legislative Council

References: Who's Who in Australia 1980; Victorian Parliamentary Handbook; Age 16 May and 30 June 1979; Diamond Valley News 22 May 1979; SNP 30 May 1979; Lilydale and Yarra Valley Express 27 May 1980; personal information.
Initial data source: Browne, G, 'Biographical Register of the Victorian Parliament 1900-84', 1985
Last update: September 2001 (last date the record was checked and updated)

*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.